The legislation, like its House counterpart, also would require the department's top career officials to switch jobs every five years.
The White House has been quiet on surveillance reform since the USA Freedom Act crumbled in the Senate last November.
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White House looks to unwind three-year-old measure that has crippled agencies’ budgets.
Like a tragic Greek chorus, the Joint Chiefs again warned of the dire consequences of sequestration, although Congress is unlikely to act.
After one day of hearings, the potential attorney general is winning over some Republicans.
The president plans to preview his budget proposal at Democratic retreat, call for end to sequestration.
Americans need to take heed of sensibilities in the Middle East kingdom.
Democrats say it would, Republicans counter that "it wouldn’t be the end of the world."
The latest White House security incident gives recreational drone pilots a needed reminder about safety.
The chamber will take up the House-passed Homeland Security funding bill as early as next week.